Family Sharing on iPad with iOS8
How are you managing your digital purchases of Apps, books and music? How are you monitoring and organizing your kids’ digital purchases?
One game on an iPad mini, another one on an iPad Air, a song on the iPod touch… Did you lose track of your family’s digital assets yet?
iOS 8 now includes Family Sharing. A new way of sharing your Apps, iBooks and iTunes purchases among all members of your family. It is fairly easy to set up and it is a great way to have all your family’s purchases accessible on every iOS device.
But Family Sharing offers more than just sharing of your purchases. It allows you to share photos, a family Calendar
Make and Receive Cellular Phone Calls from your iPad
I have been playing with iOS 8 on my iPad and iPhone for some time now. Without a doubt one of the most useful features released with iOS 8 is Continuity. And with it, the possibility to make and receive cellular phone calls from the iPad through the iPhone.
With Continuity, your iPhone can be ringing downstairs or in the kitchen. It does not matter. You can pick up the call
Paperless Post – invitations, eCards, RSVP tracking on iPad
Most important life events or celebrations have something in common. They usually involve sending out invitations and keeping track of who is coming.
In the past, you needed to prepare paper invitations or cards, buy stamps and mail them, wait for a response and/or maybe follow-up with a phone call. In today’s digital world, this process can be easily simplified. The Paperless Post App on iPad
Manage Your Email Faster with iOS 8
Do you send and receive lots of emails every day?
Is your Mailbox getting too cluttered?
Apple released iOS 8 on September 17th 2014. I wrote a post highlighting some of the new features before they were released. You can have a look at it here.
Among other things, the Mail App was improved on iOS 8. There are a few new shortcuts to delete, flag and mark emails as read/unread. Also, if you are waiting for an important reply to a specific email
iCloud Photo Stream
After a nice family vacation or special event such as a birthday or wedding, people usually have a common end result. Pictures. Lots of pictures!!!
A usual question that arises is how do we share them effectively?
Besides posting photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter many people share them by email but this comes with some limitations, such as in the quantity, quality, and size of the images. A better approach could be to use the iCloud Photo Stream on your iPad (or iPhone).
Provided iCloud is properly configured on your iPad, you can create new Photo Streams and invite friends and family to view those Streams. Videos can be shared
Interior Design App for iPad
Want to connect with your inner interior designer? Ever dreamed of designing your own home or new living room? I want to share with you a fun App I recently discovered.
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Use iPad as Remote for iTunes
Do you ever invite friends over for drinks or dinner? Do you sometimes enjoy a glass of wine with your partner while listening to your favourite romantic tunes? Are you one of those people who entertains with music playing in the background?
If you want to play music for you and your guests, you should start by connecting your Mac to your sound system at home. And then you can actually use your iPad as a remote control! It is easy to set it up.
The Remote App comes in handy allowing you to control
When is the next iOS 8 update?
On June 2nd 2014, within the context of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple made 3 major announcements: a new operating system for their Mac computer named Yosemite, a new operating system for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch named iOS 8 and a new software developers language to code new Apps called Swift.
iOS 8 includes new and exciting features that will make your iPad (and other iOS devices) more powerful, interactive and easier to use.
But, when is the next iOS 8 update happening?
FIFA World Soccer Cup App
Are you a soccer fan? Which is your favourite team – Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain?
The FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) World Soccer Cup starts this Thursday in Brazil and with it comes a lot of excitement and competitive energy.
Interested in following the latest results? Looking for a World Cup Schedule?
How to use Keynote on iPad – Part 1
A good presentation can help us engage our audience and drive our point home. Whether you are selling a product or preparing a lecture, chances are you will need the assistance of presentation software such as Microsoft’s Powerpoint or Apple’s Keynote.
In an earlier post, First Impressions about the iPad Air, I mentioned that the new iPad comes with several free Apps. Keynote is one of them. Now, if you own an iPad Air but you cannot find your Keynote App